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March 1, 2006 by  
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Dr. Joseph Perlman
Plastic surgeon

What?s better for treating forehead wrinkles and crows feet, Botox or Restylane?

Botox prevents nerve transmission to muscles, so the muscles don?t contract. Restylane fills in the wrinkles, so that its action is different. Both will smooth out the wrinkles, and many plastic surgeons are now using them in combination. For the lower face, I find Restylane to be the best filler.

How do I know whether I?m a candidate for tummy tuck versus liposuction of the abdomen?

This depends on whether the problem is loose skin and weak abdominal muscles (tummy tuck) or excess fat (liposuction). In many patients, especially those who have had children, it is a combination of the two procedures. For most of my patients, when I perform a tummy tuck, I will routinely liposuction the abdomen, as well as the flanks and lower back, in order to better develop a waistline.

Dr. Joseph Perlman
Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre
6319 Cypresswood Dr.
Spring, TX 77379
(281) 655-8200

Dr. Steven Wolfson
Cosmetic dentist

I have black lines above some of the crownwork that was done in my mouth. Can anything be done about that?

Absolutely! Black lines above the crown are typically caused by older style crownwork containing metal beneath it. This problem can be resolved by restoring the teeth with pure, esthetic porcelain, like Empress or Finesse. These types of porcelains, which when crafted by a master ceramist and a great cosmetic dentist, are used to create the smile that you are looking for.

I?m considering doing dental implants to replace missing teeth and ill-fitting bridgework. How is this done?

Dental implants are a dream come true for many patients who struggle with poorly fitting bridgework or denture work. Implants that used to require many long months of treatment and healing can now be placed simultaneously with teeth so that you can enjoy a light meal the same day. Call us today for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Wolfson.

Steven Wolfson, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
The Tanglewood Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
510 Bering Drive, Ste. 450
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 789-1225

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